-- Perl-based C/C++ makefile generator

SYNOPSIS > makefile make.conf > makefile


input file is ‘mm.conf’ or/and ‘make.make’ or given file as 1st arg output is printed to the stdout

usage: > makefile usage: mm.dos.conf > makefile
mm.conf/make.make format is:

# comments begin with # or ;
; this is also comment
# defaults for all targets
CC      = gcc
LD      = gcc
AR      = ar rv
RANLIB  = ranlib
SRC     = *.c *.cpp *.cc *.cxx
# default commands
MKDIR   = mkdir -p
RMDIR   = rm -rf
RMFILE  = rm -f
# if labels above doesn’t exist in the input file the values shown
# are considered defaults
# optional modules, subdirectories
MODULES = module1 module2 module3
# any other labels here are preserved but not used
# this could be usefull to use make(1) vars, see next example
DEBUG   = -g -pg
# this labels are required only if they should be different from
# the defaults above
CC      = gcc
LD      = gcc
CCFLAGS = -I../vslib -I/usr/include/ncurses -O2
LDFLAGS = -L../vslib -lvslib -lncurses
SRC     = *.cpp            # set source files
# if ‘TARGET’ is skipped then the output file name is taken from the
# target name (i.e. ‘target-name-1’ in this example)
TARGET  = vfu
label ‘CFLAGS’ is optional and is appended to ‘CCFLAGS’ value

also each label’s value can be appended to previous (or to defaults) with ‘+=’ operator:

SRC     = vstring.cpp 
SRC    += vstrlib.cpp 
SRC    += regexp3.cpp
every target can inherit another one:

CC      = g++
LD      = g++
TARGET  = libvstring.a
SRC     = vstring.cpp vstrlib.cpp regexp3.cpp
[debug-vstring.a: vstring.a]
TARGET  = libvstring_dbg.a
i.e. target ‘debug-vstring.a’ inherits ‘vstring.a’ but appends ‘-g’ to the compile options and changes output file name to ‘libvstring_dbg.a’

if you set target name to something that ends with ‘.a’ -- will produce library file target (i.e. will invoke AR instead of LD).

the minimum mm.conf is:

which will produce executable named ‘hi’ out from all sources in the current directory...


dec1998: [email protected], [email protected]
         * first version *
         though there are several utilities like this I still haven’t
         found what I’m looking for... :)
         the closest approach is ‘tmake’ ( ‘qmake’ recently, 2002 ) made by
         Troll Tech for their ‘Qt’ toolkit, but is far too complex...
         also I wanted it in Perl :)
oct1999: [email protected]
         added multi-target feature
aug2000: [email protected]
         general cleanup, target clean uses ‘rm -rf’ instead of ‘rmdir’
         added targets ‘rebuild’ and ‘link’ (does ‘relink’ actually)
         globbing replaced with the use of ‘ls’
dec2000: [email protected]
         added modules (subdir targets) support:
         $MODULES = "module1 module2 ...";
         now target name is required and not set to ‘a.out’ by default
mar2001: [email protected]
         added $MKDIR,$RMDIR,$RMFILE vars to support non-unix or
         non-standard commands for directory and file create/delete
         $REF[n] thing and target ‘re’ are back :) see examples below
jun2002: [email protected]
         ranlib support (for versions of ar which don’t have ‘s’)
oct2002: [email protected]
         $DEPFLAGS added for optional args for dependency checks.
         gcc -MM $DEPFLAGS file...
nov2002: [email protected]
         fixed modules build order (modules first)
dec2002: [email protected]
         input file (mm.conf) format has changed. it is no more perl source
         but is simpler. near complete rewrite done.


(c) Vladi Belperchinov-Shabanski 1998-2002 
      <[email protected]> <[email protected]>
(c) Ivaylo Baylov 1998 
      <[email protected]>




For any questions, problems, notes contact Vladi <[email protected]> or <[email protected]>


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